Photosynthetic Parameters in Ramalina Duriaei, in Vivo, Studied by Photoacoustics

  • R. Ronen
  • O. Canaani
  • J. Garty
  • D. Cahen
  • S. Malkin
  • M. Galun


Sulfur dioxide is a we11-documented atmospheric pollutant and many studies have dealt with the effect of SO2 on lichens. Laboratory studies have demonstrated the effect of SO2 on respiration, photosynthesis and chlorophyll in lichens (Pearson and Skye, 1965; Rao and Le Blanc, 1966; Hill, 1971, 1974; Showman, 1972; Baddeley et al., 1973; Richardson and Puckett, 1973; Turk et al., 1974; Hällgren and Huss, 1975; Eversman, 1978; Beekley and Hoffman, 1981; Malhotra and Khan, 1983). Effects of SO2 on these physiological parameters have also been observed in lichens fumigated in nature (Eversman, 1978; Moser et al., 1980) and transplanted to polluted areas (Brodo, 1961; LeBlanc and Rao, 1966; Schonbeck, 1969; Kauppi, 1976; Ferry and Coppins, 1979). These parameters have been measured in lichens by different methods such as: Infra Red Gas Analysis (IRGA) (Lange, 1965; Turk et al., 1974; Larson and Kershaw, 1975); 14C incorporation (Hill, 1971; Puckett et al., 1973; Hallgren and Huss, 1975; Malhotra and Khan, 1983); oxygen electrode (Baddeley et al., 1971); differential respirometry (Showman, 1972) and microfluorometry (Kauppi, 1980).


Photosynthetic Activity Oxygen Evolution Background Light Chlorophyll Degradation Photoacoustic Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ronen
    • 1
  • O. Canaani
    • 2
  • J. Garty
    • 1
  • D. Cahen
    • 3
  • S. Malkin
    • 2
  • M. Galun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovothIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Structural ChemistryWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovothIsrael

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